The annual St. Joseph Day of Prayer at St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit was a powerful celebration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church and of St. Joseph Oratory. An inaugural Solemn Preparatory Novena preceded St. Joseph Day, with an additional daily Mass, themed homily, and Novena Prayers at the side altar of St. Joseph beginning on March 11. The homilies given by the Canons of the Oratory and visiting clergy focused on various aspects of the vocation of St. Joseph, ranging from his Fatherhood to his role as Patron of a Happy Death.

On the Feast of Christ the King, Sunday, October 28, St. Joseph Oratory gratefully welcomed His Grace, the Most Reverend Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, for the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation on youth and adults. The Archbishop beautifully reminded the Confirmandi that they are soldiers of Christ, on a mission to be about the work of Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 23, 2018, was an exciting and joyful cultural festival at St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit.  Inside the church was a Solemn High Orchestral Mass at 11:00 am, two church tours, a Classical Concert, and Vespers.  The festivities outside in beautiful weather ran from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Ite ad Joseph! At St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit, the annual St. Joseph Day of Prayer began at 7:00 a.m. as faithful gathered in the church for Lauds. The parish, which sees many visitors on a daily basis, became a special place of pilgrimage for over 1,000 souls (on a Monday!) throughout the day in celebration of the feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.